New Living Translation
Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works.
King James Bible
This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:
Darby Bible Translation
This also have I seen as wisdom under the sun, and it was great unto me.
World English Bible
I have also seen wisdom under the sun in this way, and it seemed great to me.
Young's Literal Translation
This also I have seen: wisdom under the sun, and it is great to me.
Ecclesiastes 9:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:13 This wisdom - I have observed this among many other instances of wisdom. Which he adds for the commendation of wisdom, notwithstanding its insufficiency for man's happiness without God's blessing.
LibraryRelation v. Observations on Certain Points of Spirituality.
1. "What is it that distresses thee, little sinner? Am I not thy God? Dost thou not see how ill I am treated here? If thou lovest Me, why art thou not sorry for Me? Daughter, light is very different from darkness. I am faithful; no one will be lost without knowing it. He must be deceiving himself who relies on spiritual sweetnesses; the true safety lies in the witness of a good conscience.  But let no one think that of himself he can abide in the light, any more than he can hinder the natural …
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
Epistle xxxiv. To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse .
Jewish views on Trade, Tradesmen, and Trades' Guilds
2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman went to all the people with her wise advice, and they cut off Sheba's head and threw it out to Joab. So he blew the ram's horn and called his troops back from the attack. They all returned to their homes, and Joab returned to the king at Jerusalem.
One wise person is stronger than ten leading citizens of a town!
People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.
There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it.
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